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Learning to be Bold-Play day
Posted Aug 28, 2015


It has been a rough week….. not gonna lie. I got the flu and when your body is weak… I think the mind plays tricks on you. At least mine did this week. It was just lots of negative voices. But I rested… and wrote…. and restored….. and then sometimes you just have to give yourself a talking to! I wrote in my planner…. “Get up… put your big girl panties on and Be Bold…. and kick some ass today!” …. So I DID!

It felt good to create after 3 days of yuckyness.

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Work in my other small journal…. continuing my flower vase series.

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Be inspired…. BE BOLD…..create and PLAY!

You are loved!


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Posted Aug 28, 2015
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Hello there! I’m Shawn Petite

I’ve been teaching and creating for well over 25 years. About 15 years ago I found my art soul mate in mixed media, and it changed my life! I love the story that can be told by combining paint, texture, ink, paper and—really anything that you can imagine.

But what I’m truly passionate about is being your guide, walking with you step by step and helping you become your own hero in your creative journey.

Along my path, I’ve learned that the creating art also creates a healing space. Life can be messy and complicated and painful, but something about a paint brush can help heal your soul. I believe—no, I know—you are worthy of love, and I want to teach you to know that about yourself. Join me on this journey of art and inspiration!


  1. Marsha Monroe

    Sorry you are feeling puny but looks like you had a good day. Beautiful work.

    • Shawn

      Thanks Marsha!


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